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Monthly Archives: November 2016

About Edutainment

Edutainment is a form of amusement planned to educate as well as to entertain the mass. Edutainment is the term which was used in 1948 by The Walt Disney Company to describe the true life adventures. It can be used to illustrate a variety of learning sections. This term has existed for millennium in the form of parables and fables that encouraged social change. Modern type includes television productions, film, and computer software which use entertainment to attract and maintain an audience with educational content or messages. Various groups in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Latin America have used edutainment to deal with health and social issues such as immunization, teenage pregnancy, and cancer. Edutainment uses mix of communication theories and fundamental entertainment to guide the preparation of the programming.

Radio can also be used as effective tool for edutainment. The British radio soap opera is educating its audience on agriculture matters, similarly Tanzanian radio soap opera promoted family planning. Edutainment is also used by college professors in order to keep the interest of students in long classroom lectures. An important teaching technique of education is to use variety, by utilizing various mediums such as video, in-class skits, demonstrations, and Power Point slides along with lectures. While delivering the lecture, the instructor can add comedy and discussions of personal experiences of the professor or students which create positive environment in the class. In this modern age and fast paced life we are indulge into multi-task.

Time is also rushing and there’s just so much to do in little time. This fast-paced lifestyle has reduced kids’ attention span even more and educators are always searching for new and helpful ways to educate the students. The approach of mixing education with entertainment and presenting it to the kids in the form of edutainment really works. Remember those days when you were a kid and you have been taken for school excursions. You and your friends took a trip to a farm, the zoo or a discovery centre instead of spending the day in a classroom.

This is called edutainment. Edutainment is not only limited to one thing, school excursion, a computer game, watching a puppet show or even a film can be used as edutainment. It allows children to learn through play and the prime thing about edutainment is that it enables children to learn through play activities. Parents and educators can practice edutainment at home and in school by involving entertainment or fun into teachings. This can be the multiplicity of making role playing, resolving fun problems or introducing songs and dance into a session to make it entertainment added with entertainment, which is now popularly called edutainment.

 

Educational Toys for 2 or 3 Years

Digital beaded box

The education role of the digital beaded box is to teach your baby to recognize colors, shapes, know 1-10 numbers, to understand the relationship between the number and quantity, and simple operation of the addition, subtraction, multiply and divide.

The game method: first, teach the baby to recognize variety of colors, and let him find out the beads of the same color. Teach the baby numbers, and tell him the relationship between each number and the corresponding quantity.

Shape set of box

Let children grasp and grip the wooden set of box at will to primary exercise flexibility of their fingers. Then let them assemble the box of different sizes in sequence, to train their hand-eye coordination ability. Let children compare the size of the box, and arrange in the order, to lay a good foundation of understanding numbers. The assembly box can help to recognize colors, images, animal cognition and develop children’s language skills.

Children drawing board

The educational magnetic double-sided drawing board is very suitable for children over the age of 2, which applies to a variety of color pens, chalk, graffiti, writing, easy cleaning and more originality. The clever match of the color pen and chalk to drawing an outstanding children picture with strong three-dimensional sense is beneficial for preschool children fully develop imagination and creativity. With double-sided design, parents and baby can use together.

Magnetic puzzle

The magnetic puzzle is a full set of good quality wooden toy and environmentally safe paint children’s educational toy. With refined design and exquisite workmanship, the wood block is very thin and magnetic. It overcomes the shortcoming of easy collapse of general building blocks.

The magnetic puzzle includes a stack of pattern cards, and children can play under the guidance of parents. Children can full play their imagination and creativity to make out the pictures they want, also help them to recognize colors, shapes, and exercise the hands-on ability.

Perforated blocks

Children can put the blocks through the wood stick, stack up, creating a scene. Mix matching of blocks can encourage children to solve problems, and also enhance their hands flexibility. For children at this age stage, the world around is full of curiosity, they need to understand various knowledge in life, establish simple space and logical thinking.

The perforated block is relatively simple, and the wood material is solid, safe and smooth, meet the developmental needs of children at this stage to understand and learn colors, patterns, shapes, cars, letters, animals and other aspects knowledge.

 

Boarding School for Your Child

Even in these days, there are places which lack good schools. This tends the parents to send their children outstation to major cities. There are lots of boarding schools which adds an advantage to many of the parents. Many parents from the nearby cities enroll their children to these boarding schools. Boarding schools as compared to the day schools provide much more time to present a full educational program, which includes sports, cultural activities, community activities and outdoor activities to the students.

Boarding makes a good sense to those parents who don’t find a suitable day school within the reach. Some children are very independent and like to flourish in boarding schools; while others may feel home sick and feel rejected when they are put away from parents and become very much demodulated. Boarding schools offer different experience to your child who dislikes boarding schools. In metro cities, where life runs at a fast pace, people are much dedicated towards their work.

They do not have time to even take care of their health. In such cities both parents are working, they are not able to give proper time to their children. Due to the hectic schedule of the parents, children do not get proper parenting which is very important in the beginning years of life. For this reason they want to send their ward to the best school and many often opt for boarding schools. There is a wide range of top schools.

These schools aims at the overall unfoldment and gentle blossoming of the child at the physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual levels of his/her personality. Top schools combines the very best in educational practices, powered and propelled by a philosophy of education that is combined with elements of different sources and yet truly modern.

 

How to Teach Care to Kids?

Teaching kids to care about others early in life grows as a result of the development of emotional intelligence. One approach for cultivation emotional intelligence and increasing caring behaviors in kids is through the use of stories.

Tips to Choose Story

To determine whether a book can be used to teach kids about caring, read it to determine the extent to which the characters share objects, time, and opportunities; engage in fair play; do their share; show compassion; consider others; donate or give; help others; keep promises; fulfill commitments; tell the truth; show respect; or offer love and affection. When these caring behaviors are explicit and meaningful to young kids, and woven into an interesting plot, the learning experience becomes real.

The Approach

According to early childhood education, the literature approach to teaching caring is effective when consideration is given to group size, preparation for reading, and active participation.

Group Size. Young kids learn best in groups that do not include more than five or six kids. This small setting gives the kids a sense of connectedness and community. The kids, seated either at a table or on the floor, can talk with each other, see the book’s illustrations clearly, hear the dialogue, and interact, verbally and non-verbally, with other members of the group.

Preparation for Reading

Kids need to bring their own experiences to the story. Invite kids to share situations in their own lives that relate to the kinds of caring behaviors illustrated by the characters before reading the book.

Active Participation

Some suggestions for encouraging active participation by teacher training Mumbai are listed below.

  • Retell a story using felt board pieces, puppets, or prop boxes. It is particularly important for kids to retell the parts of the story where characters behaved in a caring manner.
  • Role-play several different characters in a story. This develops the kids’s ability to take the perspective of others.
  • Use pictures from story books and search for characters that demonstrate the caring behaviors found in the story they heard.
  • Read from memory dialogue from the text using voice inflections which demonstrate the feeling the character is portraying. This works well as a choral response.
  • Encourage the kids to recreate a character’s caring behavior using art materials, such as clay, paints, paper construction, or drawings.
  • Use the language experience approach to dictate their own story about caring for others. This can then be illustrated, read several times, laminated, and placed in the library corner.
  • Learn songs and finger plays that relate to the kinds of caring behaviors demonstrated in the story. New words that relate to a story’s theme can be written to familiar songs and rhymes.
  • Make a caring calendar. Invite the kids to draw a picture showing a caring behavior for each day of the week or month of the year.